Putting paper in saffron water after reciting Qur’aan on it and selling as a Ruqyah

Question 280: What is your opinion concerning reciting the Qur’aan over saffron water, dipping some papers in it, drying them, putting some water on them, and then drinking this water?

Answer: Reciting the Qur’aan over saffron water, dipping some papers in this water, and selling them for people to use them as a cure is not permissible. This should be forbidden, as it involves devouring people’s money unlawfully. It is not a legitimate Ruqyah (reciting Qur’aan and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing) declared by some scholars to be permissible, which is writing Aayaat on paper or any Taheer (ceremoniously pure) substance, and then washing this writing and drinking the water... read more here.

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Performing Ruqyah by listening to on tape

Question 279: Upon performing the Ruqyah (reciting Qur’aan and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing), is it permissible for the person who does it to put his hand on the patient,while playing a cassette tape containing Qur’aan, as there are four tapes in the market that contain supplications and certain Soorahs for healing by the Qur’aan and warding off envy and the like?

Answer: The general rule is that the person who carries out the Ruqyah should recite the Qur’aan himself and should blow his breath over the patient with his own saliva. Doing so is reported in the Saheeh (authentic) book of Hadeeth on the authority of ‘Aboo Sa`eed Al-Khudree (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said... read more here.